THE ARTIST – Olga Román
Olga Román is a Spanish singer. She studied music at the Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1987. She played regularly at the Ryles Jazz Club in Boston before moving to New York. In New York she became lead singer of the group El Eco, the Aché and Latinoamérica Musical. In 1988 she then formed the Olga Román Quartet; they were very successful performing at many prestigious events including Quebec Jazz Festival and Boston Globe Jazz Festival to name but a few. This prompted a nomination for ‘Best Jazz Singer’ at the Boston Music Awards in 1992.
In 1993 Olga Román returned to Spain. Not long after her return she began to work with Joaquín Sabina. She featured as a voice on many of his albums including Esta Boca Es Mía and 19 Días Y 500 Noches. She also joined Joaquín on his tours around Latin America and Spain.
Olga released her first album in 2001 called Vueltas Y Vueltas; translated as ‘Round and Round’. This album included the song ‘Again’ which was featured in the film ‘El Cielo Abierto’. This song was nominated as Best Original Song at the 2002 Goya Awards. Some of the songs from the album also became theme tunes for Spanish television shows such as LaOtra.
‘Olga Román 2’ was the second album released by Olga in 2005. On this album she performed duets with Jorge Drexler as well as former LIPA Spain Tours artist Carmen Paris. This album was produced by Olga along with Dario Eskenazi. Seguir Caminando was her third album release. On this album Olga was reunited with Joaquín Sabina with the song Margarita. Since then, Olga has had success in other countries, releasing albums in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Olga joined LIPA students on the 2009 tour. She performed in Liverpool in the LIPA Café before embarking on a four date tour visiting Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona and Murcia.
Check Olga Román out here:
22nd May – LIPA Cafe, Liverpool
9th June – Galileo Galilei, Madrid
10th June – Teatro Del Estacion, Zaragoza
11th June – Harlem Jazz Club, Barcelona
12th June – Auditorio Municipal De Calasparra, Murcia
Check out the 2009 tour's photos on here.
Sjur Vonen – Guitar
Jaime Barriero Martinez – Guitar
Daryl Ball – Bass
Adrian Garcia – Keyboards
Sian Monagham – Drums
Benjamin Noke – Vocals
Charlotte Taft – Vocals
Taylar Galeas – Vocals
Jessica Samuels – Vocals